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Welcome Letters begin


Totally Tubular


Bicentennial Scrapbook


Hardscrabble Day Schedule of Events


Pages of History: Community Heritage Book Planned to Capture Passion for Red Hook


Fall Happenings Calendar begins

28 Above Poet’s Walk Park photo by Jen Kiaba

HARDSCRABBLE POST a publication of

P.O. Box 178 Red Hook, NY 12571 845-546-3051

Jim Gibbons: Publisher Heather Gibbons: Creative Director Contents ©2012 Rising Tide Communications, LLC No portion may be reproduced in whole or in part without the express written permission of the publisher


Hardscrabble Day Committee: Matt Donohue, Doug Strawinski, Sue McCann, Karen Sipperly, Jen Norris, Rosemarie Zengen, Heather and Jim Gibbons Ed Blundell

Town of Red Hook Bicentennial Committee Egbert Benson Historical Society of Red Hook Jen Kiaba Ed Blundell Loretta Campagna Sue Crane Bryan F. Cranna Marcus Molinaro

On the Cover: Fall flowers

photo by Jen Kiaba. Inset L to R: historical photo courtesy Egbert Benson Historical Society; Neko’s Drug Store photo by Jen Kiaba; Red Hook Drug Store historical photo courtesy Egbert Benson Historical Society; ‘Soybeans’ illustration by artist James Gurney created for the July 1987 issue of National Geographic to illustrate a story on the many uses of soybeans. Gurney, a Rhinebeck resident, used Red Hook’s corner pharmacy for inspiration. Each year, Gurney has generously agreed to let the Hardscrabble Committee use his art to help promote Hardscrabble Day. To see more of Gurney’s work, visit his website To see more of Jen Kiaba’s work, visit


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celebrate hardscrabble day! Look at the Village of Red Hook now in late Summer 2012 as we celebrate the 36th annual Hardscrabble Day — the Bicentennial edition. You will see our plans for the future melding with what we inherited from the past. Tireless research and hard work by the village board and our employees have landed about $1.6 million in grants of various forms to enable us to upgrade our water supply system and pedestrian access and walkability. You will see activity and rebirth in our commercial center like never before, including a redeveloped library and closer ties to Bard College. Our property owners and merchants remain committed to the village. Our farmers have opened the Summer Market in the village center. Our artists have a new gallery too. In 2008 our whole nation first shuddered in economic constriction and here in Red Hook we felt it too, but we worked with what we have and I believe we are coming into a new era locally. We have the greatest school district, enviable proximity to New York City and great farms , a college and artists — all of which give us the formula for a bright future. In particular, we must continue to explore ways to merge economic reality and our local resources to foster diversity including all aspects of our population. We live in an area of great beauty but with access to all the world offers. There is no room and no reason for pessimism here in Red Hook. Street festivals and community celebrations are great fun and I invite you to gather your family or closest friends and attend Hardscrabble Day 2012. Look over the rest of this magazine for details and schedules and take advantage of some great September weather and stroll around the Village of Red Hook. This year the Hardscrabble Committee has again performed its magic and we hope you enjoy and appreciate their hard work on behalf of Red Hook. They are a group of your neighbors and they do this for all the right reasons. They deserve public thanks; members are Matt Donohue(music & promotions), Doug Strawinski (logistics and parade), Sue McCann (parade), Karen Sipperly (vendors), Jen Norris (Kidscrabble), Rosemarie Zengen (trees and arts), Heather and Jim Gibbons (marketing/ design) and myself as fearless leader. The project requires hours of work and the cooperation of local business, school and town administrations make it all come together. Join us on Hardscrabble Day and enjoy the fruits of our labors!

Dear Friends: Red Hook’s annual Hardscrabble Day celebration is a wonderful opportunity for each of us to remember what a special place Red Hook is and why we call it home. This year it’s even more special as we celebrate the town’s Bicentennial. Red Hook truly embodies the character and friendliness of a small town with quiet country charm that many believe can only be found in books or movies. Red Hook remains the beautiful gem along the Hudson River the early Dutch navigators first discovered when charting the Hudson and found Cruger’s Island turning red with sumac and Virginia creeper in early autumn. From the generations of farmers, and laborers, academics, poets, painters and musicians whose families’ histories in Red Hook stretch back generations to our newer neighbors who have discovered Red Hook and found they couldn’t leave; we are a close knit community who know we have found a truly special place indeed. My career as an elected official has provided me the great privilege to see all that our wonderful Dutchess County and neighboring counties have to offer. As Dutchess County Executive, I take tremendous pride in representing the residents of our County and celebrating all that we have to offer in our rich and diverse communities. Yet at the end of the day, I head home to the place that has always called to me — Red Hook. Red Hook, with Tivoli, is where many of my most special memories have been made and I am blessed to be able to raise my family here and take part in our unique history. So let us celebrate Red Hook’s Bicentennial edition of Hardscrabble Day just as we’ve done so often before in our town – together as a community that cares about each other and our future together. Best Wishes, Marcus J. Molinaro Dutchess County Executive

Thanks, Ed Blundell Mayor, Village of Red Hook

Kingston-Rhinecliff bridge view from Poet’s Walk. Photo by Jen Kiaba


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dear friends and neighbors, While our bicentennial celebration is by no means over, it is starting to wind down from a spring and summer filled with fabulous events meant to entertain, enlighten and educate residents on the “rural traditions and community connections” that have made Red Hook the great place it is today. On September 22, Red Hook residents and neighbors from surrounding towns will visit Red Hook to enjoy the annual Hardscrabble Day. As an added treat, this year’s festivities will feature a Bicentennial Giant Puppet Procession depicting 200 years of Red Hook’s history. It has been quite a journey to oversee the planning and implementation of our Bicentennial Celebration. Along the way, I have been privileged to meet some really talented people and marvel at the selfless outpouring of time and financial support from our many, many Bicentennial Volunteers that have been so essential to our success. The Bicentennial Committee has worked tirelessly over the past two years on this once-in-a-lifetime celebration and it has really paid off. We have enjoyed a succession of interesting, fun, well-attended events, beginning with the unveiling of our Red Hook Bicentennial Quilt at our opening ceremony on Apple Blossom Day. Events large and small, but all memorable, soon followed, including the Heritage House and Barn Tour; Bicentennial Concert at Bard College Fisher Center; Bicentennial Open House for Red Hook at Cole Palen’s Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome; Community Heritage Day at Montgomery Place Historic Site; the Country Barn Dance and Concert held in Rokeby’s Ox Barn; and the West Point Band Concert at Montgomery Place Historic Site. We have also enjoyed a stream of interesting exhibits, informative articles, lectures, a parlor concert, walking tours and a fruitful collaboration with Red Hook Central School students from all grades in various aspects of the Bicentennial Celebration. In preparation for all this, the Bicentennial Committee created a new bicentennial web site,, produced a 2012 Bicentennial Commemorative Calendar, a calendar-of-events brochure and bicentennial pole banners. We also promoted the celebration through numerous press releases, interviews on PANDA 23, KZE and WAMC and a Bicentennial Commemorative Keepsake Magazine. As fall unfolds, we look forward to the remaining bicentennial events, up to and including our closing ceremony on October 13, when all are invited to join us for refreshments as we bury a Bicentennial Time Capsule on the grounds of the Elmendorph Inn, not to be opened until 2112 by future generations. As Chairperson of the Bicentennial Celebration Committee, it has been a privilege to be involved in this memorable year; a year of reflection on what makes Red Hook Red Hook, a year to wonder at all that we have to be thankful for; a year to remind us to be diligent in our efforts to preserve our rural traditions and strengthen our community connections for future generations. Sincerely, Loretta J. Campagna Chairperson, Bicentennial Celebration Committee


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ordinary citizens, local heroes

Migliorelli Farm. Photo by Jen Kiaba.

Two Hundred Years! A glorious 2012 celebration of the Town of Red Hook and its history has been produced by our Town of Red Hook Bicentennial Committee, a volunteer committee — our heroes. Thank you! Americans are known to be the most generous society in the world...donating incredible sums of time and treasure to causes they hold dear. As Town Supervisor, I daily witness ordinary citizens contributing with amazing generosity countless hours of personal time and immense effort to “Make a Positive Difference” in our community. Among these heroes are local musicians who offer good will concerts for public pleasure; school children whose remarkable performances in music and theater lift our spirits and gladden our hearts, in the knowledge that their young talent is real and our world is richer for it; fathers who commit long hours at work yet find time to coach Little League baseball teams and Amateur Athletic League teams at night; moms whose dedication to family, work, children and community is boundless, working to provide the example that will help their offspring and their young

friends be able to grow in wisdom and health; parents who anticipate the family’s needs and with courage continue working to ensure their children will be better off than they are; teachers who enjoy what they do and in so doing, enrich students’ worlds, broaden and brighten their horizons and outlook on life; business people who explore new ways of looking at the world and with confidence embrace ever changing innovations; town and community volunteers, whose passionate interests raise public awareness and promote ideas that will have positive long range impact on future Red Hook generations; business people who work to meet our community’s needs through service and honest labor, all the while facing pressure to do more with less. We are truly blessed to be a diverse community. In 15 years, the landscape of Red Hook has changed, often as a result of building relationships and partnerships. Our Red Hook Commons is home to almost 100 older citizens who can affordably remain in Red Hook, many near their friends and family. Thanks to the public commitment and private partnerships with local land trusts, we have preserved Red Hook’s rural landscapes and remarkable farming industry. Today the Town of Red Hook has more than 5200 acres of private land preserved in conservation easements. We have an expanded Town Hall and a new Highway Garage. We seek ways of supporting our small businesses, school system and college. As we look forward to the next 100 years, may we have individuals who have the indomitable commitment of the Town of Red Hook’s Bicentennial Committee, who will continue Red Hook’s community character with honor, honest work, wisdom, compassion and respect for all. Sue T. Crane Town Supervisor

A celebration of community

Tivoli water tower at sunset. Photo by Jen Kiaba.

The Village of Tivoli is proud to again be part of Hardscrabble Day and I applaud the planning committee for its efforts in once again hosting this community celebration. Always a highlight of the year, Hardscrabble Day brings out residents of Red Hook, Tivoli and beyond to celebrate and showcase the community that is Red Hook. As Red Hook celebrates its 200th birthday, I also congratulate the Bicentennial Committee for its efforts in promoting our historically rich town. Together, the town and the two villages have worked to ensure that this year-long celebration would be remembered and enjoyed by many. I can’t think of a better way to have the finale of this celebration than to have it coincide with Hardscrabble Day. Thank you to all planning and committee members for everything that you have done to host this amazing history lesson. Bryan F. Cranna Mayor, Village of Tivoli


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totally tubular Photo © JKang all rights reserved. Used with permission.

Thanks to the generous donations of its many sponsors, each year Hardscrabble Day presents top-notch musical entertainment on its Main Stage. This year is no different, with headliners The Tubes taking the stage on Saturday, September 22, at 7:15 p.m. From humble beginnings in Phoenix, Arizona to the streets of San Francisco The Tubes were catapulted into Rock and Roll’s limelight in the mid 1970’s and made their most memorable mark on Rock history throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s with such classic rock staples as White Punks On Dope, What Do You Want From Life, Mondo Bondage, Don’t Touch Me There, Sushi Girl, Talk To Ya Later and their Number 1 Billboard hit She’s A Beauty. No matter how memorable The Tubes recordings were, the lifeline of the band has always been their live performance. From the exuberant and imaginative to the outrageous, The Tubes continue to perform for hordes of fans throughout the world. The current line up of The Tubes (still retaining four original members) consists of the enigmatic and unforgettable vocalist Fee Waybill, the elusive guitarist Roger Steen, the solid bass playing of Rick Anderson, the legendary Prairie Prince on drums, and keyboardist extroardinaire David Medd. The Tubes didn’t invent the idea of rock & roll as theater, but they have certainly thrived on the concept. Few bands have had a more entertaining and over-the-top live show than The Tubes. Their influence can be seen in many of the visually-oriented groups of today such as The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Marilyn Manson and others. Though they

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1812 bicentennial The Bicentennial Quilt

Giant Puppet Procession, Community Heritage Day, July 14, Montgomery Place

Cole Palen’s Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Open House for Red Hook, July 1

Old fashioned barn raising, Community Heritage Day, Montgomery Place

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The historic images across the top of these pages are a small sampling of the amazing images on file at the Egbert Benson Historical Society of Red Hook. Left to Right: family and surrey; Violet houses of W. M. Van Steenburgh, Red Hook, NY; Archie Paine and his wife stand in front of their Red Hook Drug Store, now Neko’s circa 1930; Vosburgh Family poses in their finery in Upper Red Hook; Plowing at Fraleigh’s Rose Hill Farm around 1920, courtesy David and Karen Fraleigh; Dutcher family photo by Will Teator. All photos on these pages are courtesy of the Egbert Benson Historical Society and Red Hook Bicentennial Celebration Committee.

Country Barn Dance and Concert with Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band, at Rokeby’s Ox Barn in Barrytown, August 4

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HARDSCRABBLE DAY Saturday, September 22, 2012 Village of Red Hook 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

A Red Hook Community Event - Bicentennial Edition ©James Gurney 1987

THANK YOU COMMUNITY SPONSORS Each year the community celebration that is Hardscrabble Day is attended by thousands of our neighbors and friends. But this important opportunity to share our Hometown pride with one another is only made possible by the generous support of business and civic leaders. To that end, we are enormously grateful to the following businesses and organizations:

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HARDSCRABBLE DAY schedule of events | saturday, september 22




Opening Ceremony Main Stage, Village Parking Lot 10


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Local Bands Main Stage, Village Parking Lot Kidscrabble Key Bank Green Lot Children’s yoga, zumba & hula hoop classes; information booths and activities with local preschools, school groups and afterschool programs Treescrabble Location TBD Red Hook Tree Committee Antique Cars Historic Brick Building, Corner North Broadway & St. John St. St. Margarets Committee





photos by Jen Kiaba


Farmscrabble Elmendorph Inn, North Broadway Exhibit featuring farm animals and farm products; wool spinning and weaving

Hardscrabble Parade Rt 9 from Fraleigh Street to Memorial Park Featuring the Bicentennial Giant Puppet Procession! Volunteers needed (see below)

Historyscrabble Elmendorph Inn, North Broadway Pie a la mode fundraiser


Artscrabble RH CAN Gallery, 7516 North Broadway (next to CVS) Local artists exhibit their work


Energyscrabble Location TBD Local action groups and vendors 2


Thank You Session Historic Brick Building, North Broadway Red Hook Supervisors & Mayors Committee 2:30


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Bicentennial Announcements Main Stage, Village Hall Parking Lot PM

Opening Act: iS touring band featuring Matt Donohue Main Stage, Village Hall Parking Lot 6:30


Opening Act: The Big Shoe Band Main Stage, Village Hall Parking Lot 7:15


Head liner act: The Tubes with Fee Waybill Main Stage, Village Hall Parking Lot All Day Food Court Village Hall and Main Stage areas

Hardscrabble Day is a village-wide festival. Parking is available on side streets, Middle and High School lots. Rest room facilities for handicapped and regular use are provided at the Village Lot area near the Main Stage, on Broadway, adn at the KidScrabble area. Handicapped parking is available at the Key Bank lot. We encourage reducing your carbon footprint by carpooling or biking in.

parade volunteers needed! bicentennial Giant puppet procession Red Hook’s Bicentennial pageant of giant puppets will make a repeat appearance at this year’s Hardscrabble Parade. Volunteers and community members of all ages are invited to participate in this colorful “Portrait in Procession”— a resounding success on Community Heritage Day. Pick up your favorite Bicentennial giant puppet and parade up Broadway in a closing salute to Red Hook’s 200th birthday. Be a part of this unique and historical addition to the Hardscrabble festivities. All ages welcome. Great family fun! Meet at Red Hook Middle School, 2:30 p.m. To participate, contact Sandy at (845) 757-3031 or


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Pages of History Community Heritage Book Planned to Capture Passion for Red Hook

Red Hook denizens will have a chance to send messages to future residents when the Bicentennial begins its collection of names and memories this month. Signatures and favorite memories of Red Hook will be collected at a variety of village locations, ending on September 22, Hardscrabble Day. Once all signatures have been collected, the pages will be bound and buried in a Bicentennial Time Capsule, to be opened in 2112. “This is a chance for us to share our love of Red Hook with our descendants,” says Loretta Campagna, Chairwoman of the Red Hook Bicentennial Celebration, “as well as creating a vibrant historic document for future generations.” Everyone is invited to take part in this historic event. Tell us “Why You Love Red Hook” by visiting any of the Main Offices of Red Hook Central School District, Neko’s Pharmacy, Red Hook Town Hall,

This is a chance for us to share our love of Red Hook with our descendants, as well as creating a vibrant historic document for future generations. - Loretta Campagna Red Hook or Tivoli Village Halls, Key Bank, Ulster Savings Bank, Rhinebeck Bank, M & T Bank, Red Hook Public Library or Tivoli Free Library to add your name to the book. The last chance to add your name to the pages of history will take place at the Bicentennial Booth at Hardscrabble Day. A copy of the book will be made and will be archived in the Egbert Benson Historical Society collection. Visit for more information.


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fall happenings Don’t miss the annual Apple Pie Contest at the Mongomery Place Orchard farmstand October 20. Photo by A. Fincke.

Art & Sculpture: Time River Round

Taste Budd’s, 40 West Market Street, Red Hook, NY 12571 Through January 16: Hudson River artists Andres San Millan Shares charcoal drawings on collaged paper and gessoed masonite, as well as painted driftwood sculpture inspired by themes revolving around Native Americans, driftwood itself, and the process of intuition. Information: 845.758.6500;;

The ABC’s of Nature

Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Thursdays through November 8, 3-4:30 p.m.: Participants ages 6 & up will be fascinated as they discover the natural world each week in sessions that focus on different nature-related themes incorporating art, play, writing, reading, and Hudson River related science experiments. Free, registration requested. Information: 518.822.1438;

Agriturismo Dinners

Gigi Hudson Valley Market, Pitcher Lane, Red Hook, NY 12571 Saturdays & Sundays from 5:30 p.m. through October: Gigi Hudson Valley brings this charming, rural Italian tradition of outdoor, family style dining to the Hudson Valley. Laura Pensiero and her talented team source ingredients from nearby farms and orchards to create sublime rustic fare. Enjoy three courses of local farm flavors. Children 10 and under ear for only $10. Space limited, reservations encouraged. Information: 845.758.1999;

Catching the Light

Betsy Jacaruso Studio & Gallery, Rhinebeck Courtyard, 43-2 East Market St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Through October 7: “Catching the Light: Annual Student Show.” Hours: Wed.-Sat., 1-6 p.m.; Sat., noon-5 p.m. Information: 845.516.4435;

Into the Night and Out in the Day

Tivoli Artists Co-op, 60 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Through October 13: “Into the Night and Out in the Day,” featuring work by Co-op artists curated by Julia Aneshansley. Hours: Fri., 5-9 p.m.; Sat., 1-9 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m.; and by appt. Information: 845.757.2667;

Modern Sculpture & the Romantic Landscape

Wilderstein, 330 Morton Rd., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Through October 28: “Modern Sculpture & the Romantic Landscape Exhibition” featuring outdoor contemporary sculpture by a talented group of emerging artists juxtaposed with the site’s romantic landscape and Queen Anne mansion. Information: 845.876.4818;

Red Hook CAN/Artist’s Collective Gallery

7516 North Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571 Studio 5, through October 29: “The Horses of San Marco,” an exhibit of black & white fine art photographs taken by awardwinning Equine Fine Art photographer Juliet Harrison of the

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historic horse statues on the San Marco Basilica in Venice, Italy. September 28-October 28: “Animalis,” juried exhibition. Hours: Fri. & Sat., noon-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m. and by appointment (email Information:;

Yoga with Regina Simmons

Germantown Library, 31 Palatine Park Rd., Germantown, NY 12526 Tues. & Thurs., 6-7 p.m.: Tuesdays, Gentle Yoga for all levels; Thursday, Vigorous Yoga, intermediate level. Simmons has been teaching yoga for five years and has 500 hr. ryt certification from Kripalu Institute. Implementing several different movement styles, classes finish with meditation and breathing instruction. Class are free, donations are welcomed. No class Thanksgiving and Christmas. Information: 518.537.5800;

spanish language story time

Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571 Thursdays through October 18, 10:30 a.m.: Listen to stories and songs in Spanish and English. For children and their caregivers. Tickets: Free and open to the public. Information: 845.758.3241;

Carriage Day

Locust Grove, 2683 South Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Sunday, September 23, 1-4 p.m.: Enjoy guided tours of the carriage house complex, built in the 1850s for the Morse family and renovated for the Young family in 1901. The wagaon barn accommodated as many as five carriages and a sleigh and an ever-changing variety of maintenance equipment. View the museum collection of antique carriages and their related equipment, watch carriage ride demonstrations by the Hudson Valley Driving Association, then climb aboard and experience a delightful hay ride around Locust Grove’s upper grounds of historic carriage trails. Tickets: $8/person Information: 845.454.4500;

A Tour of Olana’s Geological Landscape

Olana, East Lawn, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Sunday, September 23, 1-3 p.m.: Join Robert Titus, Hartwick College geology professor in an exploratory walking tour of the Ice Age forces that shaped the 19th Century artists’ landscape. Learn too, about the bedrock geological history of the site. Space is limited, please pre-register. Information: 518.828.1872 x 109;

Book Talk: Roosevelt’s Lost Alliances: How Personal Politics Helped Start the Cold War FDR Presidential Library, Henry A. Wallace Center, Route 9, Hyde Park, NY Sunday, September 23, 2 p.m.: Author talk and book signing with Frank Costigliola, author of Roosevelt’s Lost Alliances: How Personal Politics Helped Start the Cold War. Information: 845.486.7745;

Harvest festival: latin style!

Amenia Town Hall gymnasium, 4988 Route 22, Amenia, NY Sunday, September 23, 3-8 p.m.: Enjoy the riches of the Latino culture with music by the renowned Los Ciegos del Barrio. Traditional Mexican dance demonstration by Grupo Folklorico de Poughkeepsie. Tamale contest, fresh local food for sale, family games and more. Tickets: $5; kids, free Information:

Author Reading: Emma Straub

Oblong Books, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Thursday, September 27, 7 p.m.: Emma Straub is, according to Gothamist, “the belle of the Brooklyn indi-lit ball.” At this event, Straub will discuss her forthcoming novel, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, which is due for release September 4th, 2012, by Riverhead Books. Information: 845.876.0500; continued on page 30 g

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Creating Landscapes in the Landscape: En Plein Air Paint-Out Olana, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Thursday-Saturday, September 27-29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: The event will kick-off the exciting CCCA Artswalk, a celebration of the arts and activities in Columbia County. Artists will paint the wonderful landscape of the Olana State Historic Site for three days beginning on September 27, culminating on Saturday, September 29, with a reception, art show and auction at the Olana Wagon House Educational Center. Tickets: $10/person for the auction Information: 518.828.4181 x 3342;

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Book Launch Party: Cynthia Owen Philip

Oblong Books, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Thursday, September 27, 7 p.m.: Cynthia Owen Philip is the author of Robert Fulton: A Biography (2003) and Rhinecliff: The Tangled Tale of Rhinebeck’s Watefront, A Hudson River History (2008). In her latest book, Wilderstein & The Suckleys: A Hudson River Legacy she recounts the story of one of the areas most recognizable landmarks. Information: 845.876.0500;

Zombies, the undead, and the people who love them

Staatsburg Library, 70 Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, NY 12580 Thursday, September 27, 7 p.m.: Linda Zimmermann author of more than 20 Ghost Investigator books including, her latest exciting novel HVZA: Hudson Valley Zombie Apocolypse will present Zombies, the Undead, and the People Who Love Them. Seating for this event is limited, registration suggested. Information: 845.889.4683;

19th Annual Card and Game Night Northern Dutchess Hospital, Downstairs Conference Room, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Friday, September 28, 6:30 p.m.: Northern Dutchess Hospital Auxiliary fundraiser. Refreshments served, door prizes, Chinese auction. Reservations by September 21. Tickets: $7 Information:


The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 September 28-October 14, Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.: John Patrick Shanley’s award winning play, Doubt, A Parable, tells the story of a priest and a mother superior and the young nun and male student caught in the conflict between them. The title tells it all – nothing is certain and everything is suspect. Tickets: $22; $20 seniors & children Information: 845.876.3080;

Autumn Landscape Photography Conference

Henry A. Wallace, Visitor and Education Center, FDR Library & Museum, Hyde Park, NY 12538 Saturday, September 29, 8 a.m.-noon.: A free workshop presented

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by The National Park Service in partnership with The Hudson Valley Photography Network. Topics covered include: Tips on Outdoor Photography with Tom Doyle and Get It Right In The Camera with Fred Aquilino. Plus, two optional guided photo shoots in the Roosevelt Rose Garden. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the grounds. Information:;

Mushroom Walk

Locust Grove, 2683 South Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Saturday, September 29, 9 a.m.-noon: Mushrooms add a whole new dimension to touring Locust Grove’s grounds. Presented by the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association, join our knowledgeable guides for a fascinating morning walk through the woods. No experience necessary; wear walking shoes and dress for the weather. Free Information: 845.454.4500;

chatham open farm day tour

Farms in Chatham & Ghent, NY Saturday, September 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Enjoy a free self-guided bike tour or driving tour of Chatham farms. There will be horse, dairy, pig, chicken, alpaca, vegetable, sheep and beef farms open, many with local farm products to purchase. The tour allows visitors to see the diverse face of farming in Chatham, and provides educational and entertainment opportunities for all ages. Co-Sponsored by the Chatham Agricultural Partnership and the Columbia Land Conservancy with underwriting by Columbia County Tourism. Information:

reception: KEEP conservation ‘spring/summer reflections’

Germantown Library, 31 Palatine Park Rd., Germantown, NY 12526 Saturday, September 29, 5-7 p.m.: Throughout the spring and summer, the Germantown Library in partnership with KEEP Conservation have been co-sponsoring a. photo contest, “Reflections on Life: The KEEP Conservation Germantown Preserve.” This juried contest is designed to call attention to KEEP Conservation Foundation’s Germantown Preserve (Route 8 at Orr Rd, Germantown) and encourage the public to experience and enjoy its wildlife, walking trails and natural beauty, while raising awareness about the importance of protecting the natural habitat. All are invited to submit photographs taken at the Preserve between the dates of April 1 and September 21, 2012 that

Tivoli Street Painting Festival Village of Tivoli, Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Saturday, September 29, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: Tivoli’s Annual Street Painting Festival is now in its 36th year! Artists and community members are invited to “paint” an 8’ x 8’ square of pavement using pastels and sidewalk chalk provided by Festival organizers. There will be live musical entertainment and food vendors. Those wishing to participate must complete a short artist application available through Lydia Cordier ( Rain date, Sunday, September 30. Information: Photo by Andy Wainwright.

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red hook library • 7444 S. Broadway • red hook spanish language story time

Circolo Culturale Italia

Thursdays through October 18, 10:30 a.m.: Listen to stories and songs in Spanish and English. For children and their caregivers. Tickets: Free and open to the public.

Thursdays, Sept. 27-Oct. 18, 6 p.m.: An intermediate Italian language class focusing on conversational skills. This is for students who already have a basic grasp of Italian and are looking to continue with their studies. Taught by a native Italian speaker. All ages and abilities welcome.

Ask the energy expert

Tuesday, September 25, 5-7 p.m.: Save money while saving the planet! Red Hook residents can get connected with energy saving programs and rebates when an Energy Expert from Bard College offers help and advice on signing up for a free energy audit, and how to take advantage of on-utility bill financing to make energy-saving improvements to your home. There are more than a dozen state, county and utility programs to choose from! Tickets: Free and open to the public. Information:

photo by Jen Kiaba

La dolce lingua: beginner & conversational italian Thursdays, Sept. 27-Oct. 18, 5 p.m.: Interested in learning the basics of beginner’s Italian? This class is for you! Patrizia, a native Italian speaker will introduce attendees to basic Italian conversation during this informal program.

reflect the photographers’ vision of life on the Preserve in spring and/or summer. The contest is juried by New York City-based photographic artist Gail Leboff. Cash prizes for the top three in adult and youth categories ($200|$100|$50). Winners will be announced at the reception, and all entries will remain on display at the library through the end of October. All are invited to attend the reception and view the entries. Light refreshments. Information: 518.537.5800;;

ArtsWalk 2012

City of Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, September 29-Monday, October 8: In its 18th year, ArtsWalk 2012 will kick off early this year with “Creating Landscapes in the Landscape,” a plein-air paint out, art show and auction at Olana on Saturday, September 29. Events will continue throughout the week as Hudson plays host to dance performances, music, literary readings and family-oriented activities. On Saturday, October 6, the Annual Riverfron Artists Marketplace will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Riverfront Park alongside the Hudson Valley Bounty’s annual Chili Fest. Information:

Crafts at Rhinebeck Fall Festival

Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Sat., Sept. 29; Sun., Sept. 30: The premier arts and crafts show in the northeast. The Fall Festival show features family-friendly activities including a petting zoo, hay rides and plenty of pumpkins. Plus, hundreds of exhibiting artists offer their beautiful work for sale. Tickets: $7; children under 12, free Information: 845.876.4001;

Hudson Valley Garlic Festival

Cantine Field, Washington Ave., Saugerties, NY 12477 Sat., Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Annual

Joyful Noise Recorder Lessons

Fridays, Sept. 28-Oct. 19, 11 a.m.: Children are invited to learn how to play the recorder. Instruments will be provided for use in class.

Information: 845.758.3241;

festival celebrating all things garlic. Chef demonstrations and lectures, garlic farmers, garlic marketplace, food vendors, children’s area, craft area, live music and performances and so much more. Tickets: $7 advance/$10 gate; seniors, $3/$10 Information:

Historic graveyard tours by lantern St. James Episcopal Church, 4526 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY 12538 Saturdays, Sept. 29-Nov. 3, 7:30-8:30 p.m.: Historic Graveyard Tours are offered at President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 200-yearold church, St. James’ Episcopal Church in Hyde Park. Saturday nights throughout the fall, tour guides lead guests by lantern light through the celebrated churchyard. Professional actors in period costumes portray ‘inhabitants’ buried there. Reservations required. Tickets: $15; $10, ages 10-17; under 10, free Information: 845.229.2820;

Celtic Day in the Park

Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, NY 12580 Sunday, September 30, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: A perfect event for the whole family -- a festival of all things Celtic! Featuring music, dance, bagpipe bands, story telling, sheep herding, kids activities and more. Tickets: $12; kids 12 and under are free! Information: 845.889.8851;

Author Yannick Murphy: ‘The Call’

Bard Campus Center, Weis Cinema, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Monday, October 1, 2:30-4 p.m.: The Bard College Innovative Contemporary Fiction Reading Series presents acclaimed novelist Yannick Murphy reading from her most recent novel, “The Call.” Introduction by “Conjunctions” ediotr and Bard literature professor Bradford Morrow. Q&A to follow. Free and open to the public. Information: 845.758.7054;

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Magic and Illusion: Leon Etienne

7UP Tuesdays: Handmade

The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Saturday, October 6, 11 a.m.: What do you get when you cross awesome, classic magic illusions -- that have been completely updated and redesigned for today’s audiences -- rock show lighting and music elements, and a highly skilled, captivating performer? You get illusionist Leon Etienne, who brings to the stage a spectacular theatrical magic production and takes his audience on a journey filled with dramatic illusions, personality, and state-of-the-art theatrical effects. Tickets: $7 children; $9 adults and seniors Information: 845.876.3080;

Tivoli Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Tuesdays in October, 4:15-5:15 p.m.: Join Julie Carino for an hour of creativity. Make cozy, practical items for your own use, or to give as gifts -- scarves, hats, stuffed animals, etc. Geared toward children ages 7+ Information:;

Gentle movement with mimi

Tivoli Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Tuesdays in October, 6-7 p.m.: A gentle workout combining elements of chi kung and yoga with relaxation and breathing techniques. Participants work on lengthening the body, releasing stress and toxins, and creating stronger balance and posture. Appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. Please wear loose clothing and bring a mat. Fee: $7 per session Information:;

Hudson Valley Bounty Chili Contest

Mixed Level YOga w/Barbara Eichin

Tivoli Library, 3rd flr, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Fridays, October 5, 12, 19 & 26, 9:30-10:45 a.m.: This level 1 and 2 class is designed for students who are familiar with yoga basics, as well as more experienced practitioners. Class typically begins with Sun Salutations and then moves to standing, seated and reclining poses. Balancing poses, inversions, breathing and meditation will also be incorporated. Class ends with relaxation. Students should wear nonrestrictive clothing and bring a yoga mat. Class size is limited to 10 students, therefore pre-registration is required. Fee: $50 for four sessions Information:;

Sixth Annual Dalmatian Day

FASNY Museum of Firefighting, 117 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, October 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: This event, full of family fun, features live Dalmatians and their owners, who will introduce children to this wonderful breed of dog and teach children about dog safety. Children can also participate in games, such as Bingo, Spot On or the Golden Biscuit, all with a fire safety and prevention theme. They can make crafts in the Discovery Room, also with a fire safety and prevention theme and test their skills of observation by trying to complete the Museum’s scavenger hunt. Tickets: Free! Information:

Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water St., Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, October 6, noon-4 p.m.: This cooking contest Saturday, October 6th under a tent on the banks of the Hudson River in the Henry Hudson Park, is a perfect place to showcase a triedand-true chili recipe, or to simply come to taste and vote for your favorite! Information:

holy beings: Photographs by Valerie Shaff

Hammertown, Montgomery Row, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 October 6-December.: Magnificent animal portraits featuring wild animals as well as domestic by Hudson Valley resident and photographic artist Valerie Shaff. Reception: Saturday, October 6, 5:30-7 p.m. Information:;

Trail Tales: Scavenger Hunt & Live Performance

Locust Grove, 2683 South Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Sat.-Mon., Oct. 6-8, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: Along the site’s historic carriage trails, children and their families will discover clues to a wonderful tale of historically-based mystery and adventure. Follow the Trail Tales map which will lead you to “story sites” where you will gather clues and participate in interactive games and activities such as face painting, rubbings, orienteering, a tree-ring bulls-eye game, Morse code creations, and so much more. When you have collected all the clues on the trails, join us at the Museum Pavilion to uncover the whole story during a live performance, presented by Hudson Valley storyteller, Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi. The Trail Tales “story sites” open at 11 am. Story times (following hunt):

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1-4 p.m. on the hour. (Allow for 1 – 2 hours on the trails prior to performance) Tickets: $8/person, children under 2 free Information: 845.454.4500;

Hughes (1:45 p.m.); Illya Szilak and David Black (3:30 p.m.). Check website for complete listing. Information: 518.822.1438;

18th Annual Fall Festival

A Violet sEason: Author Talk

Hawthorne Valley Farm Learning Center, 327 County Route 21C, Ghent, NY 12075 Sunday, October 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Save the date for Hawthorne Valley’s annual celebration of agriculture and the environment! Activities for all ages include hay mazes, slides, jumps, and rides; apple cider pressing; meeting the horses, chickens, pigs, and sheep; pie baking contests; storytellers; carving pumpkins; making scarecrows; and more. Also, enjoy delicious, organic, local foods and live music! Information: 518.672.7500;

artsVoyage Family Day: Music from the Equator with Andes Manta

Spencertown Academy, 790 Route 203, Spencertown, NY 12165 Sunday, October 7, 11 a.m.: Music of the Pueblo, the folk tradition of the Andes mountains in Ecuador, will be performed this quartet of brothers — Fernando, Luis, Jorge and Bolivar Lopez – using more than 35 traditional instruments. Children will make their own pan pipe to take home. Tickets: free admission Information: 518.392.3693;

Autumn in Austerlitz

Old Austerlitz, Route 22, Austerlitz, NY 12017 Sunday, October 7, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: This annual event features volunteers dressed in early 1830’s costumes, antiques, live music and entertainment for children, many different vendors and a variety of hot and cold foods to satisfy your hunger. Tickets: $6; kids under 12, free Information:

ArtsWalk Literary Series

Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Sunday, October 7, noon-5 p.m.: In collaboration with the Columbia County Council on the Arts and ArtsWalk, Hudson Opera House hosts an afternoon of readings: Charles Stein and George Quasha (noon); Thomas Sayers Ellis and Mary Beth

Germantown Library, 31 Palatine Park Rd., Germantown, NY 12526 Sunday, October 7, 3:30 p.m.: Kathy Leonard Czepiel visits the library to share her historical novel, “A Violet Season.” She will also present a short slide presentation on the long-forgotten local history of violet farming in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Information: 518.537.5800;

Olanafest 2012

Olana, East Lawn, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Sunday, October 7, 5:30-8 p.m.: An autumn sunset celebration of the intersection of food and art in the Hudson Valley. Attendees will enjoy signature creations from some of the best local chefs and wine and beer makers at the home of the best views in the Hudson Valley. Information: 518.828.1872;

National Theatre of London Live Dedication of bicentennial quilt

Red Hook Town Hall, 7340 South Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571 Tuesday, October 9, 7:30 p.m.: The Bicentennial Quilt will be unveiled in its permanent home at Town Hall. Information:

13th Annual woodstock film festival

Woodstock, Rosendale, Rhinebeck, Saugerties & Kingston, NY Wed.-Sun., Oct. 10-14.: Each year film and music lovers from around the world gather at the Woodstock Film Festival for an innovative variety of films, first-class concerts, workshops, celebrity-led panels, an awards ceremony, and fantastic parties. Full schedule posted at website. Tickets: prices vary; check website for details Information: continued on page 34 g

American ballet theatre Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Fri., Oct. 4, 8 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 5, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 7, 2 p.m.: Recognized as one of the premier dance companies in the world, American Ballet Theatre brings the highest quality dance and dancers to audiences across the globe. Celebrating its role as America’s National Ballet Company®, ABT tours nationally and internationally, performing for more than 400,000 people annually. Under the artistic direction of former ABT Principal Dancer Kevin McKenzie, the Company remains steadfast in its vision as “American” and continues to bring the art of dance theater to the great stages of the world. The program includes Anthony Tudor’s “The Leaves Are Fading,” Jose Limon’s “The Moor’s Pavane” and Twyla Tharp’s “In the Upper Room.” Tickets: $20 | $30 | $40 | $50 Information: 845.758.7900;

Julie Kent and Marcelo Gomes in ‘The Leaves Are Fading.’ Photo credit: Gene Schiavone.


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Astronomy for everyone: size & scale of the universe Germantown Library, 31 Palatine Park Rd., Germantown, NY 12526 Saturday, October 13, 6:30 p.m.: Award-winning Astrophysicist and national lecturer Kevin Manning is passionate about transporting people of all ages into a fascinating world beyond their own. A former consultant with NASA, Dr. Manning will expertly guide the audience on an educational and entertaining exploration of the universe, the stars and other celestial wonders. See an amazing view of the rings of Saturn and other jewels of the night sky through a powerful telescope (weather permitting)! This program is free, but space is limited. Registration suggested. Information: 518.537.5800;; Photo: Planetary nebula; credit: NASA/JPL - Caltech/ESA continued from page 33 i

hip hop dance

Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Wednesdays, October 10-November 28, 5-6 p.m.: Hip hop dance workshop taught by trained dancers James Polo and Anthony Molina. For ages 6 and up. Information: 518.822.1438;

Simulcast: The Last of the Hassmans

Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia St., Hudson, NY 12534 Thurs., Oct. 11, 8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 14, 1 p.m.: A new play by Stephen Beresford. Julie Walters plays Judy Haussman with Rory Kinnear and Helen McCrory as her children in this eagerly-anticipated new play: a funny, touching and sometimes savage portrait of a family that’s losing its grip. Tickets: $22; $15 students Information: 518.822.8448;


American symphony orchestra

Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Fri. & Sat., Oct. 12 & 13, 8 p.m.: Conducted by Leon Botstein and featuring soloists Peter Blaga, tuba; David Nagy, bassoon; and Renata Rakova, clarinet -- winners of the 2011 Bard College Conservatory of Music Concerto Competition. Tickets: $25-$40 Information: 845.758.7900;

Rhinebeck Antiques Fair

Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Sat., Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: For antique lovers of all ages. 100’s of dealers. Held indoors. Rain or shine. Tickets: $10; children under 12, free Information:

bubble trouble

Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Theater Two, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 11-13, 7 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 14, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.: A new twist on the well-known story of the Trojan War as told by the prophet Kassandra, who is blessed and cursed with the ability to see what others can’t. Adapted from the novel by Christa Wolf and directed by Artist-in-Residence Jean Wagner. Presented by Bard Theater Program. Tickets: $15; $5 Bard alum and seniors Information: 845.758.7900;

The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Saturday, October 13, 11 a.m.: This exciting, interactive show teaches kids the science inside bubbles. Find out different ways bubbles can be used to make our lives easier, softer and even taste better. As a finale, Jeff will even put an audience member inside a bubble! Tickets: $9; $7, children Information: 845.876.3080;

The Violinist Winsome Brown

Elmendorph Inn, North Broadway & Cherry St., Red Hook, NY 12571 Saturday, October 13, 1 p.m.: Join Bicentennial Celebration Committee members, volunteers, friends neighbors and visitors for the closing ceremony for the year-long Bicentennial Celebration. Witness the placing of a time capsule not to be opened until 2112. Reminisce about Red Hook’s past, reflect on what Red Hook’s 200th birthday celebration has meant, predict where we’ll be in another century. Light refreshments. Information:

Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Fri. & Sat., October 12 & 13, 3 p.m.: The Violinist Project is a music, film, and theater performance between composer Dave Soldier, film maker/writer Winsome Brown, cinematographer Jennifer Reeves, and violinist/ performer Rebecca Cherry. Inspired by the work of early 20th century masters of both classical and jazz music, composer Dave Soldier has composed a gothic operawithout-words for violin, piano, and electronics. Performed live under the backdrop of Winsome Brown’s experimental narrative film and live video feed. Tickets: $15; $12 members Information: 518.822.1438;

Red hook bicentennial closing ceremony

Arteast open studios tour

Along Route 22 Corridor, from Patterson to Millerton Sat. & Sun., October 13 & 14 and 20 & 21., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Geographically the largest art event in Dutchess County, the

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studios are found along the 50-mile Route 22 corridor, stretching from Patterson in Putnam County, as far west as Hopewell Junction and Stanfordville and as far east as Wingdale and Sharon, CT and north to Millerton. Celebrate the arts and make connections with the artists when you take this behind the scenes tour. Learn about their creative process and find out what inspires and fuels their creativity. Artists will have work for sale and many will demonstrate their craft. Information:

Fall foliage half marathon

Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Sunday, October 14 8 a.m.: Participants run through historic downtown Rhinebeck and journey to the shores of the Hudson River in neighboring Rhinecliff. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to support The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research as well as The Northern Dutchess Hospital Foundation. Certified half marathon course with B-Tag Chip Tiing, tech shirts for all runners, prize money, pre-race pasta dinner Saturday night at the Historic Beekman Arms. Registration fee: $70 Information:;

Linden String Quartet

Church of the Messiah, Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Sunday, October 14, 3 p.m.: Described as “...truly riveting...” by MusicWeb International, the Linden String Quartet is a winner of the 2010 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition. Praised for its “remarkable depth of technique and brilliantly nuanced, sumptuous tonality...delivered with a palpable, infectious joy” (MusicWeb International), the Linden Quartet is currently the Graduate String-Quartet-in-Residence at Yale University, where the ensemble is mentored by the Tokyo String Quartet and was also selected recently for the prestigious 2011 A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Fellowship. Tickets: $25; $5 students; free, kids under 13. Information:

Film Columbia Festival

Chatham, NY 12037 Wed.-Sun., Oct. 17-21.: Hosted by The Chatham Film Club and Crandell Theatre, FilmColumbia offers film buffs an exciting long weekend of film screenings and meet the filmmaker events. In their 13-year history, FilmColumbia has screened many films

that have gone on to garner industry and critic awards and nominations. This year’s selections will introduce audiences to an outstanding group of new films before they are released to the general public. There will also be screenplay workshops, industry mixers and the opportunity to volunteer or host a filmmaker. Tickets: day films, $9; evening films, $11; discounts for members Information:

Legends of candlelight spook tours Clermont, Clermont Ave., (off Route 9G) Germantown, NY 12526 Fri. & Sat., Oct. 19-27, 6-9 p.m.: Candlelight tours of the museum and grounds featuring ghosts and spooks of the museum’s history. Tours every half hour; reservations required. Tickets: $10; $5 kids Information:

Plaza Suite

The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 October 19-November 4, Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.: Plaza Suite is a play composed of three acts, each involving different characters but all set in Suite 719 of New York City’s Plaza Hotel. Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza. Tickets: $22; $20 seniors & children Information: 845.876.3080;

montgomery place orchards annual apple pie contest

Montgomery Place Farmstand, Route 9G, Red Hook, NY 12571 Saturday, October 20: 7th Annual Apple Pie Contest! Try your hand using one of the many varieties of antique heirloom apples available at the farmstand. Double crust and crumb top categories. Or, just stop by for a taste! Information: 845.758.8005;

Dog on fleas

The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Saturday, October 20, 11 a.m.: A band for kids and their parents who like to dance around and act silly! Come sing along to Dog on Fleas and their wild mix of meaningful and meaningless original songs, traditional tunes and unconventional music in this fun, interactive live show! Part of The CENTER’s Saturday Morning Family Series. Tickets: $9; $7, children Information: 845.876.3080; continued on page 36 g

NYS Sheep & wool festival Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Sat., Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Annual familyoriented festival featuring fleece-bearing livestock -- sheep, llamas, angora rabbits, alpaca; sheep dog herding; canine frisbee demos;“Frogs, Bugs & Animals” show; “Mad Science”; “Ed the Wizard”; fiber arts demonstrations; Two by Two Petting Zoo; hundreds of vendors and more! Cooking demos and seminars in the Harvest Demo Kitchen: “Sheeps’ Milk Cheeses of the World” with Debbie Decker of Adams Fairacre Farm; Laura Pensiero, author, chef and owner of Gigi Hudson Valley; Norma Chang, author “Wokking Your Way to Low-Fat Cooking”; local food columnist Jennifer Brizzi and others. Tickets: $12; $9 advance; children under 12 free Information:

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stories from around the world

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guyi-guyi Family puppet theatre

Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, October 20, 11 a.m.: Robbi K prsents a lively, interactive musical storytelling for families. A Parents’ Choice Award winning storyteller, Robbi will be joined by her Grammy-winning bassist husband Bakithi Kumalo. Robbi’s storytelling is interactive, everybody participates with voices, hands, feet and hearts. Free! Information: 518.822.1438;

Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, October 27, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.: Periferia Teatro of Spain presents “Guyi-Guyi” a free adaptation of the story of “Ugly Duckling.” An interesting and fun story with centered around the theme of the search for identity, an issue very much on a company as global as today. For children ages 3 and up. Tickets: $10; $5 youth Information: 518.822.1438;

bryant park quartet

afterlife: ghostly comedies

Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, October 20, 8 p.m.: With excellence and passion, the Bryant Park Quartet (Anna Elashvili and Ben Russell, violins, Nathan Schram, viola, and Tomoko Fujita, cello) delivers captivating performances, delighting audiences across the country. A prizewinner in the 2010 Hugo Kauder International Music Competition, the BPQ has established itself as an accomplished string quartet through imaginative and spirited concerts. Tickets: $18; $15 members Information: 518.822.1438;

Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Sunday, October 28, 1:30 p.m.: Rosary Hartel O’Neill returns to read and share her latest anthology of plays. Three of the plays deal with legends and icons of the silver screen...Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, and Montgomery Clift. Beyond the glitter and the spotlights, Rosary has delved into their personal psyches, tearing away the gloss to reveal the turmoil they endured, forcing us to examine more closely the real people behind the masks. Copies of her anthology will be available for purchase and signing. Information: 518.822.1438;

A gathering of old cars

Pianist frank wiens

Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, NY 12580 Sunday, October 21, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: See classic cars in a Great Gatsby setting during peak leaf-peeping season. Organized by area classic car clubs. Tickets: Free, donations welcomed. Information: 845.889.8851;

Conservatory sundays: conservatory orchestra program one

Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Sunday, October 28, 3 p.m.: Pianist Frank Wiens presents a program devoted to the solo piano music of Edvard Grieg. Mr. Wiens has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Purcell Room in London (English recital debut), and in the Brahmssaal of the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria (European debut). Tickets: $15; $12 members Information: 518.822.1438;

Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Sunday, October 21, 3 p.m.: Conducted by Leon Botstein program includes works by Beethoven, Stravinsky, Strauss and Brahms. Tickets: $20 orchestra seating; $15 parterre/first balcony Information: 845.758.7900;

moderation dance concert

Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Theater Two, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Fri. & Sat., Oct. 26 & 27, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 28, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Presented by the Bard Dance Program. Tickets: free admission Information: 845.758.7900;

cinderella by tanglewood marionettes

The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Saturday, October 27, 11 a.m.: This marionette story unfolds as the pages of a giant book open to reveal each beautifully painted setting. All your favorite characters are here, from gentle Cinderella to the grouchy stepsisters and the charming Prince! Part of The CENTER’s Saturday Morning Family Series. Tickets: $9; $7, children Information: 845.876.3080;

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Hardscrabble Post Bicentennial Edition 2012  

Event program for Hardscrabble Day, Red Hook's annual community day. This year it will be held on Saturday, September 29, and will feature h...